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Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: HankM ()
Date: August 11, 2017 08:41

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Id just like to hear the radio ad for that contest... WOW!!
I can only imagine what that sounded like...

It was your destiny BD! WINNER!!

and that was the consolation prize, the winning prize was a thousand dollars cash, but yes, I felt like a real winner!

Man!!
That is way too cool for skool!! Seriously, that is a great story BD!
Who would have guessed that over time the consolation prize would become more valuable than the grand prize.

$1000.00 or Jimi LIVE?...
hmmm?? 1000 bucks?... OR... seeing Jimi live?
JIMI HENDRIX LIVE! WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

It is hard to wrap my head around that story... that is wild!
And to do that as a 13 years old! Congrats BD!! You ARE da King! smileys with beer

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: HankM ()
Date: August 11, 2017 09:09

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Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: August 11, 2017 09:17

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Jimi Hendrix - Hollywood Bowl 13 years old (yes, my parents drove us and picked us up)

I hate you.

What if I told you that my second concert was a month later, Cream's farewell concert, and a month after that I saw the Doors...would you hate me even more???

All started when I won tickets to see Hendrix on KHJ radiosmileys with beer

Not sure whether I want your babies, or want to give you a giant wedgie! grinning smiley

Did you keep the stubs?

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: August 11, 2017 09:55

The first concert I attended under my own steam was the Stones at Manchester Kings Hall in '73 .

Not a bad one to kick off with.

[When I've woken up I'll be able to figure out whether I was 13 or 14.]

Prior to that I'd tagged along with older friends to various concerts...Donovan being one such.

Saw the Who at Manchester in '74 but most of my concerts in the 70s were at Sheffield City Hall . Stand out memories include skynyrd & Rory.
Was there every other week for somebody or other.

By the time Knebworth came around in '76 I was a grizzled veteran !

...But for that "Longest Day" , I think you needed to be winking smiley

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: RG ()
Date: August 11, 2017 10:20

14 years old. Rotterdam - De Kuip, Forty Licks Tour.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: rebelrebel ()
Date: August 11, 2017 10:40

T. Rex October 1971 aged 12
Deep Purple March 1972 aged 13
David Bowie June 1972 aged 13
Curved Air Oct 1972 aged 13
David Bowie June 1973 aged 14
Rolling Stones September 1973 aged 14

Not a bad way to start!

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: August 11, 2017 10:56

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Jimi Hendrix - Hollywood Bowl [in 1968?] 13 years old (yes, my parents drove us and picked us up)

I hate you.

I admire you! On top of that there's a more than decent aud tape of the show floating around.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: DaveG ()
Date: August 11, 2017 11:26

16 years old
Rolling Stones, Hollywood Bowl, July 25, 1966

My second concert was a month later, The Beatles at Dodger Stadium.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: john lomax ()
Date: August 11, 2017 11:27

My dad took me to see AC/DC in 1975 when I was 5 years old.

I think my next concert was Bruce Springsteen in 1985,
Then...

Dire Straits in 1986
Hoodoo Gurus in 1987
Mick Jagger in 1988
Chuck Berry in 1989
Nirvana in 1992

First Stones show was 1 April 1995 at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: August 11, 2017 11:46

14 years old in 1978. Band was KISS.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: hockenheim95 ()
Date: August 11, 2017 12:15

7 years - Rolling Stones Hockenheim 1995

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: August 11, 2017 12:45

I saw Cliff Richard and The Shadows in 1966 at age 9. It was a Christmas pantomime at London Palladium.

First real rock gig was The Beach Boys at Royal Festival Hall on the Holland tour in 72. Saw the Stones in 73 at Wembley which is the gig I'm most proud of attending.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: Valeswood ()
Date: August 11, 2017 12:56

Bad Company, Lancaster University aged 16. Moved on as a 17 year old to Status Quo then Led Zeppelin at Knebworth (38 years ago today).

First Stones - Newcastle and Wembley 1982, age 20 (I could have been standing next to ElGeordie!)

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: Fillmore ()
Date: August 11, 2017 13:29

First concert: Bryan Adams, Munich / Germany, Support: "T´Pau", November 1987, the day before my 14th birthday.

First Stones: Munich / Germany, Support: "Gun", June 1990, i was 16 years old.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: LongBeachArena72 ()
Date: August 11, 2017 15:34

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BluzDude
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BluzDude
Jimi Hendrix - Hollywood Bowl 13 years old (yes, my parents drove us and picked us up)

I hate you.

What if I told you that my second concert was a month later, Cream's farewell concert, and a month after that I saw the Doors...would you hate me even more???

All started when I won tickets to see Hendrix on KHJ radiosmileys with beer

Yes. Even more.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: LongBeachArena72 ()
Date: August 11, 2017 15:38

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T. Rex October 1971 aged 12
Deep Purple March 1972 aged 13
David Bowie June 1972 aged 13
Curved Air Oct 1972 aged 13
David Bowie June 1973 aged 14
Rolling Stones September 1973 aged 14

Not a bad way to start!

Bowie in June of 72 is impressive indeed--that's a pretty early Ziggy show. I didn't see him till 4 months later at the Santa Monica Civic. You musta been one hip-ass 13-year-old!

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: steffialicia ()
Date: August 11, 2017 15:42

Beatles at Shea Stadium 1965 and 1966. I was 12 years old for my first. One of my biggest thrills.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: nellcote'71 ()
Date: August 11, 2017 15:56

14 years old.
Beach Boys & Chicago MSG June 1975.
A week later the Rolling Stones MSG June 1975.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: Monsoon Ragoon ()
Date: August 11, 2017 16:18

13. Olympic Stadium Berlin 1990. Next was Jethro Tull in Dresden, 1991.



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Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: bleedingman ()
Date: August 11, 2017 16:24

16 years old. Iron Butterfly, Blues Image, MUDDY WATERS. We went to see Muddy, of course!



Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: knifeblade ()
Date: August 11, 2017 21:16

Age 15 Mott the Hoople and Sha na na at the Fillmore East. Free was suppose to play but they broke up.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: MonkeyMan2000 ()
Date: August 11, 2017 21:25

13 years old (seems to be about the average "first-concert"-age), 14 on Fire Zurich. I envy many of you who saw the likes of the Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, Creme, Bowie etc. in the 60s and 70s!

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: cobafire ()
Date: August 12, 2017 01:08

We took our daughter to see the Stones when she was 5, Voodoo Lounge, Meadowlands.

My first Stones show was at 17, Buffalo 1981.

My first concert was Johnny Cash when I was 7.

Bring the 10 year old, you never know when he will have another opportunity!

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: August 12, 2017 01:53

15- Van Halen 1981 in Vancouver. Great show, if you go on Youtube and watch the Unchained video, that was filmed at the Oakland Coliseum just days after the Vancouver show. First Stones shows were 89 at both Vancouver shows.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: tjkrol ()
Date: August 12, 2017 03:39

16 years old. The Who, Dec. 8th, 1979, Chicago International Amphitheatre. Demand for tickets was so great & they could not add another show so they set up closed circuit viewing at area movie theaters. Was so loud I couldn't hear properly for 2 days.

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: August 12, 2017 06:09

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16 years old. The Who, Dec. 8th, 1979, Chicago International Amphitheatre. Demand for tickets was so great & they could not add another show so they set up closed circuit viewing at area movie theaters. Was so loud I couldn't hear properly for 2 days.

There's several other videos of this show on youtube! thumbs up

The Who at the International Amphitheater in Chicago, IL on 08 December 1979





I saw them not long after that in June, 1980 at the L.A. Sports Arena. They played five dates there between the 23rd and 28th (don't remember which one I was at), as well as two night at the L.A Forum just prior to that.
I do remember it was the end of the school year, and as a 16 year old 11th grader some friends and I had bragging rights that we were going to see The Who, and it was LOUD indeed!

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Nothing to do, nowhere to go...you're talkin' to people that you don't know....

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: August 12, 2017 07:37

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SomeTorontoGirl
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BluzDude
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LongBeachArena72
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BluzDude
Jimi Hendrix - Hollywood Bowl 13 years old (yes, my parents drove us and picked us up)

I hate you.

What if I told you that my second concert was a month later, Cream's farewell concert, and a month after that I saw the Doors...would you hate me even more???

All started when I won tickets to see Hendrix on KHJ radiosmileys with beer

Not sure whether I want your babies, or want to give you a giant wedgie! grinning smiley

Did you keep the stubs?

I kept my concert stub collection until about 2000 when my scrapbook got damaged in a flood (damn water heater). The Hendrix stub only had the date, venue and seat location. The Cream stub was more impressive as it had a picture of the band on it. After the flood I decided I wouldn't collect anything anymore....except for musical instruments. Somewhere in one of my boxes of photos, I probably have some pictures I took of Cream but because of the distance and the lousy quality of the camera, you could barely see anything. I have posted here, and on my facebook page, a picture I took of Clapton, right in front of his face at a Derek & the Dominos show in 1970

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: HankM ()
Date: August 12, 2017 07:42

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DGA35
15- Van Halen 1981 in Vancouver. Great show, if you go on Youtube and watch the Unchained video, that was filmed at the Oakland Coliseum just days after the Vancouver show. First Stones shows were 89 at both Vancouver shows.
Great first show!

No matter what they say... or even I say... about VH these days, back then they were a top notch hellafun band to see live in concert. Back before all the break up crap and BS they were a seriously fun band to see live... as close to an actual party with 15,000-20,000 people as one could have.

Van Halen - Unchained - 6/12/1981 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Official)



[www.youtube.com]

It is funny cool, I never watched that video before...
cuz it is kind of depressing to me how bad Dave actually
sang/talked all of the songs so I avoid watching...
BUT @1:54 I have took that exact picture when they came to my town...
I have that exact same shot... same clothes... same angle... same stage pose.
It is my famous VH shot at @1:55 [youtu.be]

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: BluzDude ()
Date: August 12, 2017 07:54

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HankM
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DGA35
15- Van Halen 1981 in Vancouver. Great show, if you go on Youtube and watch the Unchained video, that was filmed at the Oakland Coliseum just days after the Vancouver show. First Stones shows were 89 at both Vancouver shows.
Great first show!

No matter what they say... or even I say... about VH these days, back then they were a top notch hellafun band to see live in concert. Back before all the break up crap and BS they were a seriously fun band to see live... as close to an actual party with 15,000-20,000 people as one could have.

Van Halen - Unchained - 6/12/1981 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Official)



[www.youtube.com]

It is funny cool, I never watched that video before...
cuz it is kind of depressing to me how bad Dave actually
sang/talked all of the songs so I avoid watching...
BUT @1:54 I have took that exact picture when they came to my town...
I have that exact same shot... same clothes... same angle... same stage pose.
It is my famous VH shot at @1:55 [youtu.be]

I saw Van Halen when nobody knew who they were. I was at this converted warehouse somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley. They were the opening act for this band called Venus & the Razor-blades. It was a few months later that they became a regular act at Gazzaries on the Sunset Strip.

Wow, I sure miss those daysdrinking smiley

Re: What age you had on your first concert?
Posted by: HankM ()
Date: August 12, 2017 08:42

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BluzDude
Quote
HankM
Quote
DGA35
15- Van Halen 1981 in Vancouver. Great show, if you go on Youtube and watch the Unchained video, that was filmed at the Oakland Coliseum just days after the Vancouver show. First Stones shows were 89 at both Vancouver shows.
Great first show!

No matter what they say... or even I say... about VH these days, back then they were a top notch hellafun band to see live in concert. Back before all the break up crap and BS they were a seriously fun band to see live... as close to an actual party with 15,000-20,000 people as one could have.

Van Halen - Unchained - 6/12/1981 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium (Official)



[www.youtube.com]

It is funny cool, I never watched that video before...
cuz it is kind of depressing to me how bad Dave actually
sang/talked all of the songs so I avoid watching...
BUT @1:54 I have took that exact picture when they came to my town...
I have that exact same shot... same clothes... same angle... same stage pose.
It is my famous VH shot at @1:55 [youtu.be]

I saw Van Halen when nobody knew who they were. I was at this converted warehouse somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley. They were the opening act for this band called Venus & the Razor-blades. It was a few months later that they became a regular act at Gazzaries on the Sunset Strip.

Wow, I sure miss those daysdrinking smiley

Those really were the days smileys with beer



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